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ESI Man Power Development Society (ESI MPDS)

The following courses are being run under the Man Power Development Society:

GNM Course under 'Nurses Training Centre', Manicktala & 'Nursing Training School', Sealdah:

Nurses Training Centre, E.S.I Hospital, Manicktala and Nursing Training School, E.S.I. Hospital Sealdah are two important Training Institutes for the Nurses being run the ESI Directorate. These Nursing Training Institutions conduct 3 ½ years General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) courses with total intake of 60 trainee nurses (40 intake for NTC at Manicktala and 20 intake for NTS at Sealdah).

As per New syllabus of Indian Nursing Council, student nurses have to undergo 6 months internship after completion of 3rd year Examination and are paid Internship stipend of Rs 4000/- per month. All facilities including Hostel, study materials, books and models, charts, instruments, sound system, computers and different types of furniture are provided.

Diploma in Dialysis Technology:

Diploma in Dialysis Technology course is an important paramedical course run by Nephrology Department, ESI Hospital, Manicktala.

The aim to run this course is to produce properly and adequately trained dialysis technicians who basically play an important role to run a dialysis unit. This course is approved by West Bengal State Medical Faculty, Govt. of West Bengal. This is a two year diploma course and after passing the final examination students has to do 6 months of internship in our unit. There is huge demand for trained technicians both in corporate and government institutions.

Optometry Course:

Kamarhati ESI Hospital has started two years integrated Optometry training course and has been successfully running the training program for last two years. Students are trained to handle modern ophthalmic gadgets. A fair idea of ophthalmic surgical procedures along with the surgical instruments are also imparted.  With this training they are expected to make excellent qualified professionals competent to pursue a career of independent practice or work in any eye hospital.

Institute of Pain Management, Sealdah:

The ESI Institute of Pain management, since its inception has been functioning at a make shift arrangement at the top of 3rd floor of the ESI Hospital building, Sealdah.

A basic gait analysis lab has been also inaugurated on 05.09.2014 by the Hon’ble MIC Department Labour, for its research works and also evaluation of chronic low back pain of the insured patients in near future after this is fully established.

Presently the Institute is running with its objectives as follows:


This is the only centre of excellence in Pain Medicine not only in the whole ESI Scheme, but also unique of its kind in India, and presently it is running with

  1. OPD services: every Tuesdays, approx. 200 patients attend each day.
  2. Inpatient services: patients suffering with chronic cancer and non-cancer pain are treated accordingly with 20 beds allotted to this unit at the ESI Hospital, Sealdah.
  3. OT: Every Wednesday and Friday fluoroscopy guided interventional pain procedures are done with an approximate number of 80 procedures every month.

This institute is running one year residential post graduate course "Fellowship in Pain management" affiliated and recognized by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences" as the only training centre in this State.

The West Bengal Medical Council, as the first state in India, has also recognized this course adding legality in practicing in the pain medicine.

Already second year of the course is running where both full time in house and guest lecturers from reputed Institutions are training the students.


Apart from regular research dissertation works by the fellows and faculties of this Institute, the Institute is conducting a research project sponsored by the National Jute Board on Chronic low back pain among jute mill workers.

IT Enablement:

ESI Directorate web site

As part of ongoing exercise of inducting IT in day to day management of the scheme, Hospitals, Dispensaries have been provided with Computers. Hospitals have been provided with Broad Band Internet in the pervious year. Now to improve two ways sharing of data, Web site for Directorate of ESI (MB) Scheme has been developed and the web site went live on the 2nd of January’09. The address being: This web site is equipped with complete data base of all IP (Insured Persons) on ‘Live List’, List of IMPs, Dispensaries along with dynamic pages for searching the required data. The site also has the detailed information of all hospitals and the Cash Less Tie-Up arrangements with Rates for each treatment / Procedure for viewing by all the stake holders.

Project Panchdeep

At present project Panchdeep- the largest IT enablement project in public sector all over India is being implemented in this state along with all other ESI implemented states of India to make the entire system and functioning of all ESI hospitals, Dispensaries at ‘Paperless’ Recently officers of this directorate, Superintendents of all ESI hospitals and IMO in Charges of different SDs actively participated in the interaction of plan and calendar of this project.

Introduction of Ambulance on hire basis:

All the ESI Hospitals have been instructed to deploy Ambulances on hire basis as per rate fixed by the Transport Department of Govt. of W.B. Out of thirteen, 9 ESI Hospitals have already deployed two (2 nos) Ambulances each on hire basis. The rest four ESI Hospitals have three (3 nos) of Ambulances on hire basis.  At present, all the ESI Hospitals are having Ambulance facility for the benefit of the I.Ps.

Revolving Fund:

Revolving Fund:  Expenditure of Corpus Revolving Fund: - 2015-16

  1. Super specialty treatment :- Rs. 12,08,11,747
  2. Specialty treatment :- Rs. 10,24,25,600
  3. Drugs and dressings [with Medical Equipment & AMC] :- Rs. 47,84,23,129

Pattern of Funding:

On the agreed principle of 7:1 sharing of expenditure on medical benefit Scheme ESI Corporation reimburses quarterly through "on account payment" of the State Government in each Financial year pending finalization of actual expenditure duly certified by the AG WB(Audit).  After obtaining the "Audit Certificate" the ESI Corporation makes the final adjustment.

Up-gradation/Improvements of the ESI Hospitals:

It has become a continuous practice to enhance and promote new service facilities under ESI healthcare plans and for last few years ESI Corporation took various Schemes which has been already taken up for up- gradations and improvement of ESI Hospital.

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Future Plans:

  1. Establishment of NICU [Neonatal Intensive Care Unit] at Kamarhati - the first of its kind in ESI setup.
  2. Establishment of new 100 bedded hospital at Haldia and Siliguri.
  3. Establishment of new Dialysis unit at Asansol ESI Hospital.
  4. Establishment of new BSc Nursing College at Asansol ESI Hospital.
  5. Proposal for installation of MRI and CT Scan machines at Manicktala ESI Hospital is in the way.
  6. Establishment of newer diagnostic facilities [Endoscopy and Echocardiography with Colour Doppler etc.] at different ESI Hospitals.